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WASHINGTON, Aug. 13, 2014-- USDA's Risk Management Agency (RMA) Administrator Brandon Willis expects information about the Stacked Income Protection Plan (STAX) for cotton producers and the Supplemental Coverage Option (SCO)
The average age of the American farmer is 58.3. Agri-Pulse asked its readers and contacts in Washington, D.C. about young people they have seen at work. As we spoke with these young leaders, certain things became more and more obvious.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 12, 2014 - The U.S. corn crop will reach a record 14.032 billion bushels, up from 13.86 billion forecast a month ago and the previous record of 13.925 billion in 2013, USDA said today in a monthly report. Yields were projected at 167.4 bushels per acre, the highest ever, compared with
WASHINGTON, Aug. 8, 2014 -- Cargill Inc. said net earnings for its fiscal fourth quarter fell 12 percent from a year earlier, to $424 million. The company cited weaker economic conditions in some countries and the negative impact of a
With last week’s announcement of the final rules for the Agriculture Risk Coverage Program and the Price Loss Coverage Program, farmers and landowners can now begin the process of sign-up for risk protection under the new farm law. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says the USDA is ready for what promises to be a challenging task for FSA staff and the nation’s crop farmers. Vilsack has a wish list for the upcoming lame duck session of congress and says ongoing trade talks with the Japanese have implications far beyond the Trans-Pacific Partnership.